Holberton, Morse Look at Warm Weather Impact on Birds and Fish

A Working Waterfront story provides analysis of the impact of warmer-than-usual temperatures in the first eight months of 2010 on seabirds and certain marine species.  Rebecca Holberton, UMaine avian biologist and Dana Morse, a marine extension associate in UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, are both quoted in the story.  Holberton notes that seabird breeding success was the worst it’s been in 20 years of record-keeping at one site.  Morse noted that the weather conditions were a factor in a successful season for Maine oyster growers.  Catherine Schmitt of Maine Sea Grant co-authored the story.